Virginia state trooper hurt after patrol car struck during traffic stop, driver charged

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KING GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 33-year-old has been charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana after a Virginia state trooper was injured in a crash Sunday morning.

Virginia State Police said the trooper was inside the marked vehicle when it was rear-ended during a traffic stop. VSP said the vehicle’s emergency lights were on.

The trooper was on a traffic stop with a BMW sedan at approximately 11:53 a.m., on eastbound Route 3 at Dahlgren Road in King George County, authorities said. The trooper’s patrol car was struck by a 2016 Ford Fusion driven by, 33-year-old Eldred H. Daiger III, VSP said.

Authorities said Daiger veered into the right lane striking the trooper’s vehicle in the rear. The impact of the crash pushed the trooper’s patrol car into the BMW.

“The trooper has been transported to the hospital for treatment of minor to serious injuries,” VSP said in a release Sunday afternoon.

Daiger was transported for treatment of minor injuries. Two adults inside the BMW were transported for minor injuries.

Daiger has been charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana

The crash remains under investigation. King George Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene of the crash, VSP said.

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